The school board penned a four-page document introducing the 92,600-student district — and its greatest strengths and weaknesses — to potential future leaders.
The investigation was prompted by a complaint filed with the Colorado Department of Education by the nonprofit organization Advocacy Denver on behalf of five Denver students.
Amie Baca-Oehlert, a school counselor from the Adams 12 district north of Denver, recently took the helm of the 35,000-member Colorado Education Association.
And what does an effective learning environment look like? Is it disciplined or culturally responsive? Experiential or traditional? Collaborative or personalized?
Like non-salary benefits such as district-provided housing or loan forgiveness, child care could give some Colorado school districts a competitive edge in attracting staff.
Thirty percent of the nearly 750 new teachers who will join the Denver school district this fall are teachers of color.
Some parents, students, and advocates wonder whether there will be enough time to do the deep community engagement the board has promised.
Six months after Denver district leaders opted not to seek proposals for new schools serving specific grades and neighborhoods, they changed course.
Board President Anne Rowe said Tuesday it’s the board’s most important role and that it will soon schedule a meeting to discuss the process publicly.
“It’s been an extraordinarily difficult decision because I love this place, I am extraordinarily committed to our work and our mission, and I believe in it with all of my heart and soul.”